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The Business Facilities brand consistently focuses on innovative, strategic ideas that help C-Level executives make the best location choices.

LiveXchange Offers NASCAR Racing Experience!

Delegates at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will have the opportunity to become a driver or a passenger of an authentic NASCAR race...
Irving Joplin

BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.

2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Includes All-Star Speakers

This year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help corporate delegates better plan and manage their...
ASI

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.
Gov Tom Corbett

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

FIRST WORD: And the Winners Are

Each contender gave us all the info we needed for our evaluations, but then we had to choose the best from a field full of impressive game-changers.
Apple Mesa

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

COVER STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

Tennessee, already an automotive powerhouse, motors into our winner’s circle with a diverse growth strategy that’s hitting on all cylinders.

Save Time & Money with Targeted One-on-One Meetings

Companies looking to expand or relocate their operations can spend thousands of dollars traveling from state to state to find their ideal location. Business...

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.

September/October 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 5)

With this issue we mark the passing of the man who created Business Facilities, Ed Coene. From the September/October 2013 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Sooner or Later You’ll Choose Oklahoma

The opportunities and advantages of planting your business in the geographic center of the U.S. abound.

Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will...

BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.

2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Set

This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of...

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

Industry Experts Added to LiveXchange Executive Conference Program

The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange is only a few months away.  If your company is planning to expand or relocate its operations, you...

SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Ohio Electric Cooperatives: Location Spotlight Of The Week

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Grow Your Business in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

Tour the Ak-Chin Indian Community and see the business growth and expansion this small tribe has created in its community and the surrounding area. In Santa Cruz Commerce Center, Ak-Chin's industrial park, you'll find a great place to grow your business.

Latest Blog Posts

Japanese Automotive Manufacturer Growing in Indiana

Aisin USA Manufacturing will create up to 100 new jobs at its Seymour, IN operations by the end of 2018.

Gun Maker Establishing Nashville Manufacturing Plant

Start-up firearm maker Vantage LLC will invest $5M and create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs in Davidson County, TN.

Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions, will relocate its global headquarters from Rogers, CT to Chandler, AZ.

Surveys & Research

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.